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Postby shipstamps » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:26 am


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Depicted on the 25c. stamp is the Christmas Island Phosphate Company's and later the British Phosphate Commissioners' ship Islander, built by the Grangemouth Dockyard Company, in 1929. Gross tonnage 1,598; net 760 tons. Length 240 ft., breadth 41 ft. 9 in., depth 14 ft. 9 in. and draft
17 ft. 01/4 in. Her port of registry was Singapore. The stamp unfortunately does not give too clear a picture of the ship being based on an evening photograph. A much better picture of her is shown on a Christmas Island stamp issued in 1972. The vessel's service ended in 1960.SG26
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